RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (SAU) - Senior left-handed pitcher Justin Thomas has been named as the Great American Conference Pitcher of the Week for the week-ending February 4, 2013 as it was announced by the conference office on Tuesday evening. Thomas is the first to earn the weekly award for the 2013 season.
Highlighting Thomas' award-winning week was his pair of dominant saves in both ends of Southern Arkansas' doubleheader sweep against Cameron University this past Sunday.
In those two appearances, Thomas worked 2.2 innings, and struck out six batters en route to collecting the save in each game. For Thomas, his two saves also tied him for the most saves in a career at Southern Arkansas with 13*.
(*Hours after Thomas was named GAC Pitcher of the Week, he collected a save in the opening game of a doubleheader against Wiley College. Thomas is now the all-time leader in career saves with 14.)